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Jul 24, 2012 10:08 PM

Hi,  Im using after effects on a 2011 model macbook pro Lion OSX with a solid state drive. Its not too bad but could be better.  I cant afford a whole new system currently as Im studying but I was wondering is there any way of using one of those nvidia quadro cards etc with a macbook pro?  IF so which one, and how do I do this?   Thank you

 
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    Jul 24, 2012 10:56 PM   in reply to Arrakis

    You can't upgrade the graphics hardware of an MBP and that settles that.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Jul 24, 2012 11:05 PM   in reply to Arrakis

    MacBook Pro's have great resale value. The only MBPro with a compatible card is the new Retina model. A trade-in is your only viable option.

     
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    Jul 24, 2012 11:16 PM   in reply to Arrakis

    If you need portability and want to stick with a Mac then the Retina display is the way to go. I'm very happy with mine. If you don't need portability and want to stay Mac then a Mac Pro would be the way to go. More cores and more performance for the $4K.

     

    If you want to move to Windows then you've got to be just as careful about compatibility and video cards with laptops. I'd also suggest that you go with a major manufacturer if you go for a desktop. These days you can get a pretty amazing machine for $4K....

     
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